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Three days after the announcement of the BMW driver line-up for the 2017 DTM season it was Audi’s turn to announce their drivers for 2017
And other than their rivals from Munich, Audi added two new signings to their line-up for next year: Frenchman Loïc Duval and their previous DTM reserve driver René Rast will contest the coming season with the Audi RS 5 DTM.
Just as Mercedes-AMG, BMW now also have restructured their team line-up for the 2017 DTM season
A few weeks ago, the Stuttgart based manufacturer announced that all its cars will be run by Mercedes-AMG DTM-Team HWA, next year. In the case of BMW, however, two teams will be responsible for running BMW’s DTM racers: BMW Team RMG and BMW Team RBM.
The weekends of the five DTM drivers that travelled to China to contest the 2016 Macau GP differed to the max
While both Edoardo Mortara and Nico Müller who competed in the GT race had close encounters with the crash barriers of the tight street circuit and had to leave Macau fortunately unharmed but empty-handed, António Félix da Costa, Felix Rosenqvist and Daniel Juncadella delivered in the Formula 3 race. Félix da Costa won the prestigious race at the Giua circuit, with Felix Rosenqvist coming second – and Juncadella finished eighth.
Less than two weeks had gone by since the DTM season finale at Hockenheim when the DTM cars were back in action
The preparations for the 2017 season already are running flat out and so, the three manufacturers involved in DTM, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG, tested their development vehicles for the coming season from 25th to 28th October at Oschersleben.
Audi re-orientated their motor-racing strategy – but the DTM involvement remained untouched
This Wednesday (26th October, in front of some 300 motor-sport department employees, Chairman Rupert Stadler announced and presented the reorientation of the premium brand. While the Ingolstadters say farewell to the FIA WEC to join the Formula E with a works effort, DTM will remain an attractive field of activity for the brand with the four rings. It would be important to focus on the things that would keep Audi competitive in the coming years, Stadler stressed.
For 16 years, DTM was the only thing that counted for Timo Scheider
In these 16 years, he left a mark in the series like nearly nobody else. “DTM was my life,” reveals Scheider who announced his retirement during the season finale at Hockenheim with tears in his eyes – or, more precisely, had to announce.
In the penultimate qualifying session of his DTM career, António Félix da Costa secured his second pole position
In qualifying for Saturday’s 17th DTM race of the season, the Portuguese posted the fastest lap time of 1m32.344s with his BMW M4 DTM and thus will be starting from the best grid position.
In the DTM season finale at Hockenheim, several constellations in the final two races can make for different results in the battle for the title
A lot of factors make you believe that it will be a battle between BMW’s Marco Wittmann and Audi’s Edoardo Mortara. There still is a maximum of 50 points to be won and with a gap of 14 points to the championship leader, Mortara still can steal Wittmann’s lead without the support of other drivers.
The weekend from 14th to 16th October will answer all the questions still unanswered in the 2016 DTM season to date
The ninth and last race meeting of the year will provide a top-class motor-racing spectacular. The races at the Hockenheimring will determine the title chase in all the three championship rankings as the battles for all the three titles have been taken down to the season finale.
As part of his ‘day job’ racing for Audi in the DTM
FIA World Rallycross Championship leader Mattias Ekstrom has confirmed today (Thursday) that he will race in all three of the final rounds of World RX this season, including at the Estering in Germany next month, which clashes with the final round of the DTM.